Thank you for your interest in the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN), an international non-profit organization whose mission is to fight lymphatic disease (LD) and lymphedema (LE) through education, research, and advocacy. LER&N is not a medical facility, and cannot offer specific medical advice.
What is lymphedema?
Lymphedema is a chronic lymphatic disease that results in disfiguring swelling in one or more parts of the body. It can be hereditary (primary lymphedema) or it can occur after a surgical procedure, infection, radiation or other physical trauma (secondary lymphedema).
LE&RN is pleased to offer resource materials in various forms (books, informational sheets, article reprints, online learning modules, etc.)
- Lymphatic System - Frequently Asked Questions
- Lymphedema - Frequently Asked Questions
- Lipedema - Frequently Asked Questions
LE&RN Symposium Video Series: over 50 topics featuring LD professionals from around the globe. Sample topics include:
- The Changing Field of Lymphatics, presented by Dr. Stanley G. Rockson
- Lymphatics in Cancer, presented by Mihaela Skobe, Ph.D.
Find a Therapist: Know what to look for in a fully qualified LE therapist: completed a 135-hour training course, qualifying as a CLT (partial training is common).
Virtual Expo: LE&RN’s Virtual Expo is a resource that brings together venous and lymphatic related manufacturers, distributors, schools, pharmaceutical companies and, accessory businesses in one place to offer solutions and perspectives for patients and therapists alike.
Ask the Experts: This online forum makes getting expert answers from a medical practitioner or therapist to questions related to lymphedema (LE), lipedema (LI), and lymphatic diseases (LD) easy and convenient.
Chapter membership: LE&RN Supporting Members are eligible to join local Chapters in the U.S. and around the world.
Advocacy and fundraising opportunities. LE&RN Supporting Members raise money for LE&RN through LE&RN's LymphWalk series, and through political action in Washingon, D.C. and our nation's statehouses.
World Lymphedema Day. Join us in recognizing World Lymphedema Day every year on March 6.